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Rate of Home Flipping Down 12% from a Year Ago

About 45,901 U.S. single family homes and condos were flipped in the third quarter, a decrease of 12% compared with the third quarter of...

As Home Price Appreciation Slows, 2.2 Million Still in Negative Equity

Due to rising home prices, most U.S. homeowners have seen their equity increase during the past year.However, home price appreciation has been slowing, which...

Consumer Sentiment Toward Housing Improved Slightly in November

Consumer sentiment toward the housing market increased slightly in November, rising 0.5% to a score of 86.2 on Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index...

Job Growth Slowed in November, But Wages Increased

U.S. job growth moderated in November, with non-farm payrolls coming in at about 155,000 for the month - down from the 190,000 that analysts...

Freddie Mac: Housing Inventory Shortage Will Last For Years to Come

For more than a year now, housing experts and economists have been saying that a lack of inventory is the main obstacle holding home...

U.S. Home Prices Continued to Rise in October

U.S. home prices increased 0.5% in October compared with September and were up 5.4% compared with October 2017, according to CoreLogic.However, the rate of...

Freddie Mac Rolls Out New Loan Program for Manufactured Housing

Freddie Mac is piloting a new conventional loan program for manufactured housing.The company’s new CHOICEHome program aims to help increase the availability of the...

Pending Home Sales Continued to Fall in October

After barely eking out a monthly increase in September, pending home sales fell in October, dropping 2.6% to a score of 102.1 on the...

October New Home Sales Down 12% From Last Year

New home sales were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of about 544,000 in October, a decrease of 8.9% compared with a revised 597,000...

Three Technologies Having the Greatest Impact on Home Buying

Streamlining time-consuming processes, as well as delivering an improved consumer experience, is top of mind for real estate professionals.

Home Price Appreciation Slowing in a Majority of U.S. Cities

U.S. home prices continued their upward march in September, but the pace of appreciation slowed considerably compared with earlier in the year, the S&P...

Existing-Home Sales Eke Out First Increase in Six Months

Existing-home sales were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of about 5.22 million in October - an increase of 1.4% compared with September but...

Housing Starts Inched Up in September But Completions Took a Dive

Housing starts October were up 1.5% compared with September but were down 2.9% compared with October 2017, according to estimates from the U.S. Census...

Applications For Mortgages For New Home Sales Jumped 11%

Applications for mortgages for new home purchases increased 11% in October compared with September but were down 2.1% compared with October 2017, according to...

Consumer Sentiment Toward Housing Falls Despite Economic Optimism

Despite an improving economy, consumer sentiment toward the housing market continued to fall in October, dropping 2.0 points to a score of 85.7 on...

Erosion of Affordability is Slowing Home Price Growth

U.S. home prices increased 0.4% in September compared with August and were up 5.6% compared with September 2017, according to CoreLogic’s home price index.Currently,...

Strong Jobs Report, Rising Wages, Good News For Mortgage Lenders

The U.S. economy added about 250,000 jobs in October, with strong gains in health care, manufacturing, construction, and transportation and warehousing, the U.S. Bureau...

Home Price Appreciation Continued to Slow in August

U.S. home price appreciation continued to slow in August, as shown by the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller home price index report.Month-over-month, home prices increased 0.6%,...

Pending Home Sales Fell Again in September

After falling in August, pending home sales increased 0.5% in September compared with August to reach score of 104.6 on the National Association of...

Rising Mortgage Rates Are Slowing Home Price Appreciation

Home price appreciation increased 1.0% in the third quarter compared with the second quarter and was up 4.8% compared with the third quarter of...